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Lego Chess Set
Classic Style Chess set.
About this creation

This Chess set was assembled soon after Lego introduced the bulk brick bags in their shop@home catalog.


The bulk bags of black & white tiles begged a chess set. Instead of making a flat board, each square has a depression in its center, keeping the piece in place - See close up image below.



The board design was my father's. I designed the pieces sometime later.








The Pieces


Here are some images of the pieces:



Some notes:


  • The Queen uses one of the older flowers for the top, which, sadly, Lego does not make in black.

  • The Pawn uses a plain mini figure head. when I originally designed it, white mini-figure heads did not exist except with a skull pattern. Luckily, not long after, Lego came out with an International Space Station set which included them.

  • The Knight took by far the most time to design. The design I eventually came up with was derived from the horses found in an old yellow Castle Set, which was made before the modern Lego horse was introduced. I took the design for the head, and remade the neck to bend around to the base.





Comments

 I like it 
  February 2, 2011
Very well done! This is kinda what I was looking at doing myself, but I don't really have the pieces for it.
 I like it 
  October 25, 2010
The chess board is a clever design!
 I like it 
  May 24, 2010
Very well put together classic look. I like the recessed center to hold the pieces.
 I made it 
  January 20, 2009
Quoting Porc Chops i was trying to get a good look at it but i can't quite tell so i'll ask. ;] You mentioned the queen had the white flower atop the piece, so what does the black queen have instead? a 2x2 flat round?
Yes, it is (from bottom up) 1x1 round plate (x2), 2x2 round plate, 1x1 round plate.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2009
i was trying to get a good look at it but i can't quite tell so i'll ask. ;] You mentioned the queen had the white flower atop the piece, so what does the black queen have instead? a 2x2 flat round?
 I like it 
  December 9, 2008
awesome, lego chess rules o/
 I like it 
  April 21, 2008
Aside from the rather classical look to the chess pieces, which is fantastic, the board design is brilliant. Now I'm off to check out your website!
 I like it 
  April 20, 2008
Very nice job. The attention to detail is excellent, 5/5.
 
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